pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy

: full of pep

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peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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Recent Examples on the Web From a peppy tap-dancing/percussion fusion to precocious University of Hartford jazz students to veteran ensembles, Hartford Public Library is continuing to offer its Baby Grand Jazz series as a COVID-cautious virtual series in 2021. Christopher Arnott,, "Virtual 2021 Baby Grand Jazz lineup at Hartford Library ranges from traditional to modern," 11 Dec. 2020 There is Matt Gaetz’s assistant, Corey Lewandowski’s wife, Tiffany Trump’s new best friend — all recording strenuously peppy, sometimes frantic bulletins by the flickering light of the national dumpster fire. New York Times, "Site Information Navigation," 24 Apr. 2020 Albums of abrasive psychedelia and cutesy folk then laid out the yin and yang of her creative inspirations: the druggy explorations of the Flaming Lips and the peppy country of Dolly Parton. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Miley Cyrus Has Always Been Rock-and-Roll," 3 Dec. 2020 Blistering, clever lyrics, tight harmonies, peppy country-rock beat and expert instrumentation. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Want to compare Spotify Wrapped top songs? What USA TODAY entertainment experts streamed most this year," 3 Dec. 2020 His songs are as peppy and mellifluous as his persona is honeyed and nonthreatening. Robyn Bahr, Billboard, "'Shawn Mendes: In Wonder': Film Review," 23 Nov. 2020 Julian Casablancas is unusually subdued on the vocals for most of this, as the song is driven by a peppy snare drum and classic Strokes bass line. Andy Hoglund,, "Saturday Night Live recap: John Mulaney returns for Halloween episode with musical guest the Strokes," 1 Nov. 2020 Who wants to see a peppy fitness guru first thing in the morning? Karla Peterson Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Staying sane with a little help from ‘Nailed It!,’ Taylor Swift and Top 40 time travel," 30 Oct. 2020 Sarandon gets her time to shine with this sensual and peppy solo. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' turns 45: Every song in the midnight movie musical, ranked," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peppy was in 1914

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21 Dec 2020

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“Peppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of peppy

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned
: full of energy or enthusiasm
: able to move fast


pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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